Nothing that Ruto does bears fruit – Ngilu
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu has no good words when it comes to Deputy President William Ruto.
Speaking in an interview with a local publication, Governor Ngilu claimed said she cannot attend a meeting organized by Ruto nor even dream of supporting him in the 2022 General Elections.
While explaining why she missed Ruto's Intergovernmental Budget and Economic Council (IBEC), Charity claimed that attending a meeting chaired by the country's second-in-command is like a waste of time. According to her, nothing materializes from any meeting chaired by DP Ruto.
"I do not attend things that do not bear results," she told the publication adding; "He has been chairing them (IBECs) for the last nine years and he has never come out to say that this is what needs to be done in the counties, why should I listen to him now?"
"Why would I attend an empty meeting? A meeting that is not giving people anything? He might have money, but he does bit have the ideas," she said.
Ngilu explained that she has a bad relationship with Ruto because she feels the DP is out to take advantage of the poor to rise to power.
Ngilu claimed that leadership is all about improving the lives of the electorates by coming up with development initiatives something that she said Ruto has never done.
"Then there is the Tangatanga label; interestingly, he takes it very positively. If, after working this hard, one day somebody calls me Tangatanga, I would be very livid... The phrase tangatanga means to wander aimlessly in English," she added.
Ngilu further revealed that the country is safer in ODM leader Raila Odinga's hands once President Uhuru Kenyatta returns next year and not in Ruto's hands.
She said that Ruto's leadership style deters him from being the great leader that the country needs at the moment. She compared Ruto to the rich man in the Bible who had a huge flock of lambs but when he got visitors he went and took his poor neighbour's only sheep to entertain his guests.
"This is akin to choosing between day and night. The only person who can protect this country is Raila Amoolo Odinga," Ngilu told the publication.